Senior Services News

Care Coordination Corner: Getting to Know You

by Kim Short, Care Coordinator Have you ever wondered how well your family knows you, or how well you know your family? Stop for a moment and consider what you may not know about them, and what they may not know about you! Make time to learn each of your unique...

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Minimizing the Risk of Opioid-Related Elder Abuse

NATIONAL CENTER ON ELDER ABUSE Experts believe that the incidence of elder mistreatment has grown with the rising opioid epidemic. Older people commonly experience chronic health conditions and associated pain for which opioids are prescribed. Mounting reports of...

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July Volunteer of the Month

by Tina Podboy Laughner, Volunteer & Outreach Manager Dave Evans has been nominated as Volunteer of the Month for July. Dave has been volunteering since September 2019 as both a Transportation Driver and a Meals on Wheels volunteer, accumulating over 600 hours....

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Understanding and Challenging Ageism

By blinding us to the benefits of aging and heightening our fears, ageism makes growing older far harder than it should be. By Angela Mulka Ageism involves the assumptions we make about people because of their age. And it is the most socially acceptable prejudice on...

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Senior Services Simply Stellar Recipients

The following are Senior Services staff members who have gone above and beyond to offer YOU the best experience with the agency! You may nominate a staff member here. Tina Podboy Laughner, Volunteer & Outreach Manager - Tina received two nominations. In serving on...

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Justice in Aging – Fighting Senior Poverty Through Law

On May 28, 2021, the Social Security Administration (SSA) began offering “express interviews” (EXI) at its field offices and Social Security card centers nationwide. According to the Emergency Message released on implementation of the EXI process, “EXIs are brief...

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Our Mind Matters: Wandering

Alzheimer’s disease causes people to lose their ability to recognize familiar places and faces. It is common for a person living with dementia to wander or become lost or confused about their location, and it can happen at any stage of the disease. Six in 10 people...

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Medicare Reminder

Medicare’s coverage of care when you travel depends on where you travel and how you receive your Medicare benefits. Travel within the U.S. If you have Original Medicare, you have coverage anywhere in the U.S. and its territories. This includes all 50 states, the...

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